Shaka Franklin Foundation
The Shaka Franklin Foundation in a nonprofit founded to address the serious problem of youth suicide. Hundreds of presentations have been given on suicide, depression, and self destructive behavior to schools, youth groups, parents, teachers and professionals. The Foundation has positively touched the lives of thousands of young people across the world.
Programs including the Denver Police Activities League (PAL) are supported by the alumni to help them engage youth through sports such as football to teach them skills that can be used on and off the field as they work to tear down barriers and keep kids from gang activity as they grow up in some of the tougher neighborhoods. Now generational, the PAL programs has the children of former participants now playing in their leagues, and the foundation for creating a healthier lifestyle continues.